Pattern Highlight: Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy is a gorgeous pattern designed by Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails. I’ve loved this pattern ever since Thea published it in 2010 (good grief, I can’t believe it’s been in my queue that long without being knit yet!).

While not designed using a STF yarn, I thought this pattern might be perfect for my new yarn base, Zalti (100% Targhee worsted, 100% U.S. raised and processed), so I sent the pattern and yarn to one of my fabulous sample knitters. It arrived back to me this week, and it’s an absolutely perfect pairing!

I’ll have the sample of this gorgeous sweater in my booth at NYSW. Here are a couple of photos:

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Love so many details about this design! Thea Colman‘s Dark and Stormy, knit in STF Zalti, in “Vortex” (my new colorway, “Fog,” is very close and I’ll have lots of “Fog,” as well as loads of other colors, at NYSW)

Sort of a take on the Grandpa sweater, with it’s wide shawl color and details. As Thea says, it’s reminiscent of the sweaters worn by male movie stars in the 1940’s and 1950’s, or that favorite sweater of your granddad.

Thea, of course, takes it up a notch with some lovely details, like the details up the front:

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front cable and button detail (buttons are by Moving Mud, made just for this sweater from a yarn swatch I sent to Sarina)

and the cable up the center of the back:

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Back cable detail, so pretty!

This sweater is totally making it up to top of my queue in the very near future. It’s perfect in Zalti; come see it at NYSW ~ I know you’ll agree!




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